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    Need oppinion on LS1 build up.

    Hi, I was thinking about buying an LS1 with alot of miles on it like 200k (for $5,000 or something) and either getting a different LS1 with 20k or less miles on it and dropping it in, or just taking the original motor and just putting in new internals, cams and all. But, the bad thing is, I am a 16 year old that doesn't know how to do major work to a motor. So, would I be able to do all of this and have it installed for under 10k total with the car and everything? PLEASE HELP! I have a Mustang GT and it's just not doing it for me at the moment haha. Any info. or other suggestions is greatly appreciated.

    I have posted this same thread in the Trans am/Firebird section as well....
    Just trying to get as much information as possible.

    Thanks guys!

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    you would be money ahead if you just bought one with low miles.

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    How much would all of that cost without the install? would the motor run well if i replaced the internals and gearing, clutch even with that many miles on it? I just want some advice basically on how to make a motor with alot of miles on it run well/FAST without having to worry about it not running much longer. (I'm not sure if that is all i would need to replace to make it run better or if those would effect it either....)

    Thanks.

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    you would be money ahead if you just bought one with low miles.
    I agree! Just buy an LS1 with low miles, cause it'll balance out after you spend the money trying to refresh a motor with 200K miles on it. Cause at 200K miles, there's a lot more to be concerned with breaking than just the motor!

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    i do not think you will find an LS1 still running at 200k lol. Would need a lot of suspension work besides just the engine, and lots of other problems.

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